Facebook Free

Forty days (and forty nights) is a looooong time to be without social media when you’re a bit of an addict. I mean, did a perfectly-baked cake actually happen if it isn’t instagrammed??! Is it even worth putting your make-up on if you don’t plan to update your Facebook profile picture??!? Well, of course the…

Antisocial Media

Despite my atheism, Lent is always a tempting prospect. The idea of giving something up: something which is bad for me, something which is potentially making life more difficult, something which my life would benefit from the removal of, is a refreshing one. I can’t give up cake as my birthday falls during the forty…

Less is More (2018)

As we come to the end of yet another crazy, fun, busy, loud and special year, I’ve been pondering my New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve come to the conclusion that (after a mass declutter this December) 2018 is the start of a life of ‘less is more’ for me and my loves. This month we took…

‘Mum style’

Once upon a student loan, I was an enthusiastic follower of fashion. I spent a small fortune on glossy magazines, knew what was “in” and made damn sure I owned high-street copies of the absolute must-haves, regardless of my bank balance and body shape.  Now I’m a stay at home Mum I have neither the…

Another Year, Another New Year’s Resolution… 

My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions centred around spending less time online and more time doing the things I love, including reading one book each month. Well, I’m about 150 pages shy of meeting that target – and I racked up a fair amount of online hours last year but, despite breaking my own rules, I…

Mumxiety 

This week alone, I have read online about: hand, foot and mouth disease (a vile infection involving painful ulcers forming on tiny faces, inside mouths, on hands and feet and fingernails subsequently falling off), Meningitis killing a baby girl of only 15 months (in a disturbingly cruel twist she was also the 17th baby her…

Social Media Salt

About a year ago, I ‘unfriended’ an old school acquaintance on Facebook. My reason for this cull from the life inside my phone? She was just so damn happy. She lives abroad, has a rich husband and two beautiful children who she gets to raise herself (thanks to the rich husband, I’m assuming) and spends…